The Iowa Farm Bureau is sponsoring a business development seminar on February 7, 2008 at the Iowa Farm Bureau Auditorium in West Des Moines, Iowa.  (I didn’t see a start time on the Web site but for further information you should contact 1-800-254-9670).

The Renew Rural Iowa is an Iowa Farm Bureau program that combines an innovative mentoring model for entrepreneurs with a rural vitality investment fund.  The program is designed to enhance the enterprise value of existing or new small town businesses to encourage their reinvestment within the community, thereby increasing the overall wealth of that community.  The program combines the relationships, network and resources of IFBF with the business mentoring muscle of Cedar Rapids-based Entrepreneurial Development Center, Inc. (EDC).